Workshop on Public Transport - April 24, 2018

ECOPT intends to organize several small workshops with both a scientific speaker and a speaker from practice throughout the year. The next workshop takes place on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Speakers and program

The speakers in this workshop are:

  • Valentina Cacchiani (Universit√† di Bologna)
  • Marcel van Kooten-Niekerk (Utrecht University)

The program is as follows.

13:45 - 14:00 Welcome
14:00 - 15:00 Valentina Cacchiani Train Timetabling in Highly Congested Lines
15:00 - 15:30 Break
15:30 -16:30 Marcel van Kooten Niekerk TBA
From 16:30 Drinks


Valentina Cacchiani: Train Timetabling in Highly Congested Lines

Train Timetabling is a fundamental step to obtain an efficient use of railway networks. It deeply affects the passenger perception of the service provided and influences the Rolling Stock Circulation and Crew Scheduling. We present a time-space graph based Integer Linear Programming (ILP) model for solving the Train Timetabling problem. Most of the constraints are relaxed in a Lagrangian way, and a heuristic algorithm is proposed to solve the problem. We present an application of the proposed heuristic algorithm to the problem of scheduling additional trains in highly congested lines, in which Train Timetabling and Stop Planning are combined.

Practical information

Venue: EUR campus Woudestein, Polak Building Y1-10. Directions on how to get to the campus and a map of the campus can be found here

Registration: Participation in the workshop is free. However, only a limited number of places are available. Therefore, we ask you to register for the workshop by sending an email to Registrations will be served on a first-come-first-serve basis.